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Celina High School

Public | 9-12 | 629 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $276,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,010.

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted December 3, 2013

We searched all over TX, VA, TN, and many other states, but found Celina, TX had an excellent school, caring teachers, awesome tradition in sports with record 8 State Championships in Football and many in Track. Still has a small town charm and lots of homes being built every month. Lots of nice people is what you'll find in Celina, TX.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Celina High offers a small school environment, promotes self-discipline, has supportive teachers, and is smartly planning for Celina's growth in the next decade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

We have two kids here, and, as others have mentioned, there's a distinct resentment of newcomers. Sports are pushed above all, while funding for specialized learning assistance as been slashed, Additionally, Celina is extremely proud of its overwhelmingly Protestant and quasi-fundamentalist nature, to the point of many district administrators and employees publicly decrying the separation of Churrch & State, and teachers & principals administering discipline based on who they "know are good Christians" from their churches versus those who don't attend. It's pretty oppressive if you're not a "fundie" yourself. Academics focus on worksheets upon worksheets, "teaching to the test", etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

Celina high school is a joke the it's split between athletics and people who aren't in athletics football players get special privileges that other students don't when you graduate your not prepared for college your not prepared for life outside of high school.. Its a horrible school district that waisted my time teaching me absolutely nothing
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

We also have three children in Celina schools (ES, MS, and HS).. We definetely have noticed the lack of communication between the faculty and parents.. No parent teacher conferences, just usually a one line note every six weeks.. Once I was not even allowed to walk my 1st grader back to her classroom when she had more than a full load to carry!! Not parent friendly!! Overall I rate the system below average, especially considering the growth of the community, and the tax base, the school system is not keeping up, although I don't think it's a $$ issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I also have three children in the celina Schools, We moved here about a year and 1/2 ago. I was asking my children some basic history ?'s and noticed that they have not been teaching them here in this school. We have almost every friday off,or early relase for school 'SPORTS'. I can't believe that considering that my childrens accademic standings are going down. Overall if you have your prioraties out of wack this is the school for you. We are moving our children promptly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

We moved here over two years ago from another area of Texas and have 3 children in Celina. While the small town atmosphere is wonderful and the community spirit is great, there are many things that need improvement... There is definitely an attitude of 'not born here, you're not from here' with many of the locals, longtime residents, and with some of the faculty members. Many resent newcomers and the significant growth of the school and town. As another reviewer mentioned, there is little communication between the faculty and parents, there are no Parent-Teacher conferences, even in elementary. The athletic program is very good, although the girls programs take a distant 'backseat' to the boys programs in both funding and quality/number of staff. Many of the faculty members are long-time residents, which has benefits but also presents challenges.. Overall I rate the school district below average to average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

The high school is definitely more focused on sports than academics; specifically football. The community is very proud (& should be) of the football championships however a balance needs to be created. Right now students receive a solid average education and the AP classes are not in line with state expectations. I was shocked to find out that the gym locker rooms did not have showers but the locker rooms at the football stadium did. The new high school is scheduled to open in a few weeks and parents are anxious and hopeful that the administration will take a proactive approach in making academia the priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Do not let the GreatSchools rating fool you. This school is ridiculous. Unfortunately, I currently attend. The classes are complete jokes. The English, math, history and science departments are all just terrible. The AP classes claim to well-prepare students for college, but they forget to tell you that they mean community college. My family and I will be moving soon simply to get out of the district. Do not send your child here if they have any ambition to go to a decent college in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2007

I have 3 students in Celina ISD. We moved here from out of state and we have been disappointed with the entire system. My oldest is at CIS and the others are at CES. There is weak leadership at the top. Parents are not encouraged to help out at the schools. There seems to be a 'drop you kids off and let us handle it' attitude. We wanted small town/Christian environment. We got that. Now if we could just work on educating the kids, that would be great. My kids bring home stacks of worksheets. The love of learning is being sapped out of them. There is no creativity....only TAKS preparedness. We're looking into other options. It's sad--because Celina is such a sweet town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

The academic environment is put a poor second to emphasis on sports. The teaching of math at the junior high level is poor and cannot be made up for in one year at the high school level, hence the poor math performance on the TAKS. Leadership is changing as the population is increasing. Choir is now an elective as is art beginning at the junior high level. This district is not for the faint of heart. Parental involvment is very important although some take that to the extreme. The good things at the school are really good and the bad are really bad. However, this is a safe environment where I feel comfortable sending my child to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

In Celina my children received a quality education in a nurturing atmosphere. They had the opportunity to participate in many different extracurricular activities which allowed them to explore their interests and talents. They are currently successful college students at a top-ranked university.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

One of my four have graduated and I ha ve more still in this school. For the graduate, he was prepared for college writeing, but math has been a problem. I believe that the math was a problem that stemed from the Jr. High. I believe for the average to above average student the school is adaquite. But for a struggleing student , we need teachers that are better able to help them. I have both types of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2003

Celina Schools are very good. They have a high standard for their curriculum and give children a high quality education. The student/teacher ratio is very good. Since the classes are small, students receive more indivdual attention. I do have a couple of problems with the district however. Since the district is small, they are not able to provide as many elective courses as a larger district. Overall, I am satisfied with Celina ISD.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education18%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students63%
Female73%
Male54%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students66%
Female78%
Male56%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education16%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education94%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students86%
Female81%
Male90%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education44%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education32%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 29%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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